Bakery paves sustainable path

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An innovative British-made paving system manufactured from recycled plastics has had its first major installation at the bakery of Frank Roberts & Sons in Cheshire. 


The clip-together ADpave 40-Flex from ADP Surface Solutions has been installed in a new car park at the Nantwich site.

The car park is part of major site re-development works being undertaken at the family-owned bakery, which produces over two million loaves and other bakery products every week.

Engineering design and project management firm, Lorien worked with ADP on the car park design.

"Sustainability and environmental compliance are at the forefront of our design philosophy," said Lorien's project manager, Phil Colquhoun. "So we decided on a gravel retention system for the parking bays and, following trials, we opted for the new ADpave 40 pavers."

Drainage from the parking bays was an important consideration and the ADpave 40 system, which complies fully with guidelines for sustainable drainage, has been designed to form part of an integrated water management system for the site.

The system consists of ADP GeoGrid 30 laid over the sub-soil with a low-fines sub-base consolidated above it. The ADpave 40 pavers are then installed and backfilled with washed gravel.

Contact: ADP Surface Solutions Tel: 0845 680 2496

Related topics: Supply Chain, Bakery

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